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Felix Vogelsang studied with Prof. Wick at the reknown University of Music in Hannover whose assistent he became after his solo-diploma. After having gained orchestral experience in the “European Union Youth Orchestra”, the “Detmolder Kammerorchester” and the “Radiophilharmonie des NDR, Hannover” he was supported in the idea of doing also solo work besides his many chamber music engagements by artists like Mstislav Rostropovich, Anner Bylsma, Boris Pergamentchikov and Sir Colin Davis.

His career led him through all of Europe, Chile, South Africa and the United States where he gave his New York Debut in 2002 with the pianist Christopher Cooley in Alice Tully Hall.

In spring 2005 he played as a soloist with the “Deutsches Kammerorchester” in the Berlin Philharmony.

He is invited regularily to Festivals such as “Braunschweig Classix Festival”, the “Vinschgauer Musikwochen”, the “Festival de Chaillol”, the “Ceresio estate” and many others.

Felix Vogelsang is prize winner of the “International D. Shostakovich Competition” (3rd prize), the “International Cello Competition, Liezen (Austria, 1st prize)”, the competition “junge Ensembles musizieren” (special prize) and the “Pietany Festival” (Slovakia:1. Prize and audience prize).

As a member of the Energie Nove String Quartet he recorded for the swiss national TV and a CD with the two Prokof’ev quartets has come out with the label “Dynamic”. The second CD with the quartet works of Leos Janacek will come out in 2016.

Since 2004, he is assistant principal cello of the “Orchestra della Svizzera italiana”.

As a member of the “PE-Foerderkreis” he plays a Cello from Don Nicolo Amati from 1730.

Sir Bernhard Haitink: “Felix Vogelsang is an outstanding cellist of his generation, his interpretations are full of fantasy and yet always serving the composers ideas....”

felix.vogelsang@orchestradellasvizzeraitaliana.ch

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